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Old 06-04-2015, 05:34 PM   #21
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I used the river as a level...got everything to within 1/2", there's a 1/2" difference in most of the top beds of the stones. Almost zero adjusting with the trusses...I really want him to raise them up on wedges so he can a) fine tune them, and more importantly b) so he can drop the center afterwards. He has the idea that he wants to burn the center out...not a good idea I don't think
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No, I wouldn't burn it out. Looks like it will be sawsall
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Burn it out you will have to wait for the structure to cure and dry out, might be tough. Otherwise youll heat the moisture, create steam and cause some issues.

I would think anyways.

I would say shims all the way.
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I used the river as a level...got everything to within 1/2", there's a 1/2" difference in most of the top beds of the stones. Almost zero adjusting with the trusses...I really want him to raise them up on wedges so he can a) fine tune them, and more importantly b) so he can drop the center afterwards. He has the idea that he wants to burn the center out...not a good idea I don't think
No way he should burn the center out, that will thermally shock the stone and mortar.
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Burn it out you will have to wait for the structure to cure and dry out, might be tough. Otherwise youll heat the moisture, create steam and cause some issues.

I would think anyways.

I would say shims all the way.
I agree, and if a fireplace takes a month to cure/dry can you imagine how long this would take to dry out. Also limestone breaks down @ 800*C, mortar at what...half of that? There is no point except to say you did it
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Guess it's been a few years since I've done an elliptical arch. I laid it out last night to try to find some focus pints and the angle of the skew backs and realised that since it's half of an oval there are no skew backs. So once that bad boy is sheeted (He's supposed to be out there today) I could theoretically start the arch. I think i'll build a little more of the walls anyway though. There is a restriction on doing anything involved with the water until the end of June due to something that spawns in it. I really need to get a volume of stone over to the other side but it will most likely involve bringing a bobcat or backhoe in and crossing the creek with buckets full of stone. All I've seen in the creek are leopard and bull frogs, a few minnows that are likely just chub, and some crayfish/crawdads. But whatever, certainly don't need a fine or to piss anyone off
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Man, I wish you were closer. I'd love to be in on a project like that, even as just a grunt.
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Have I said this is a cool project. happy for you .
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Talked to him tonight. I guess I had gotten through to him after all. He's built the centre so it can be taken apart even with the weight on it. Once the gusset plates are off the side pieces can come out allowing the top to drop down, so that's pretty good, no worrying about fire
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A few fresh ones. Not a ton of remarkable progress. Lots of rain last week and it's just more stone on the walls. A bit of an issue with insurance as Astrix anticipated 3 years ago when i first posted about it..but we're getting through it







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Sweet..that looks very traditional. I like the way you are putting it together Sean.
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Coming along great, lot of rocks man, hope your young and spry.
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Sweet..that looks very traditional. I like the way you are putting it together Sean.
I haven't taken a level out in over a week except to check the pillars and even those he wants to be clunky. Tape measure stays on my side for the majority of the day also
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Coming along great, lot of rocks man, hope your young and spry.
No on both accounts (mentally childish...maybe that counts?)
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that is one hell of a cool project! building a bridge is the one thing i would love to do at least once before i die.
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Sean you really need to hurry up on that bridge ! Cause I'm itching to see what it looks like when it's done!!
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There is going to be some more visible progress in the next couple weeks
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Not as much progress as I'd like. A few side projects got in the way and stone selection has been tough, I keep asking him to get a machine in to spread the stone out and he keeps balking and moving some himself. Seems like I spend as much time searching for a decent stone as I do cutting it

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That's gonna look awesome!
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that would annoy me to no end. nice to see you making progress though, i bet you are pleased with the weather.

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